By James Rodgers
Writer James Rodgers has been educating woodturning for over a decade. He took that have and wrote the ebook A Lesson Plan for wooden Turning to supply step by step guideline for starting turners. The publication is designed as a self-directed path in woodturning security, instruments and strategies and builds upon itself with each one ability and venture. The initiatives specialize in ability improvement and are documented with over 2 hundred colour images so the scholar will see right slicing motions and positions. This publication may additionally make a good advisor for lecturers.
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Dry-wheel grinders are commonly available and relatively inexpensive. A good wheel dresser (front left) is essential, and diamond honing sticks and an oilstone (front right) are also useful in the sharpening process. WARNING Grinding can be a dangerous process, so wear eye protection at all times. Ancillary Tools 23 SECTION 3 A grinding jig can help you learn how to sharpen gouges properly. commercially available grinding jigs. Such a jig is a great aid when learning how to grind. However, in the long run, I suggest learning how to grind gouges freehand because it’s faster and more satisfying.
Wood can be purchased freshly felled, kiln dried, air dried, or partly seasoned. Although you can buy wood presawn into blanks, bowl and vase turners tend to favor logs, billets, and lumps. Most expensive are Bowl material like small burls (left) go straight on the lathe, whereas larger pieces are slabbed first (right). This wood was commercially prepared to be sold as blanks for boxes, end-grain jobs, and bowls. The highly figured blanks (top center) were waxed to prevent splitting. 30 Wood This timber in a sawmill’s scrap shed is useless for cabinetmaking but will yield many excellent turning blanks.
See “Repairing Knots and Splits” on p. 233. Many of the more interesting and heavy woods are currently sold by weight. A blank is priced based on its unseasoned weight, which is often written on the surface. The actual weight might be half, indicating that the wood has dried, or nearly so. The big split to the right of the white sap is a cup shake on a growth ring, the sort of defect that severely limits the size of clean blanks you can cut. Furry tufts and hairy grain (left) indicate wood that can be difficult to work.
A Lesson Plan for Woodturning: Step-by-Step Instructions for Mastering Woodturning Fundamentals by James Rodgers